Doctor of Philosophy
Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials
Chen, Xinqi, Design and synthesis of binary and ternary copper chalcogenide nanostructures for energy conversion, Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, 2015. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/4577
Energy conversion is one of the attracted research topics in recent years because solving energy crisis becomes an urgent task. As one of the transition metal chalcogenides (TMCs), copper chalcogenides are found in broad applications in energy conversion and storage and other areas. In order to enhance their favorable properties, a number of techniques and strategies have been developed to prepare different nanostructured copper chalcogenides. Nevertheless, the design and synthesis of hierarchical architectures for copper chalcogenides to enhance their performance in the areas mentioned above is still a challenge.